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Celebration of Scottish heritage draws a growing crowd

A little corner of Altamont will be filled with all things Scottish when the sound of bagpipes and the site of cabers flying through the air take over the Altamont Fairgrounds on Labor Day weekend.

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The real karate kid

Lombardi has earned six national championships in three years

What began as a means to learn self defense has become much more to Pierce Lombardi.

I-87 crash kills one

At approximately 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, State Police from Troop G in Latham responded to a fatal accident in the southbound lane of the Northway located approximately a half-mile south of the twin bridges.

Coloni PD investigating home invasion

The Colonie Police Department is investigating a Home Invasion Burglary that occurred at 11:45pm on Monday, August 25 at 2627 Third Avenue First Floor.

Get To Know: Judith Wines

This Get To Know feature appears in the Aug. 20 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

A busy day in Menands

Highlights of anniversary include a race, music and Family Day at the farmers market

A day full of family activities will take place in Menands on Saturday, Aug. 23, as the village celebrates its 90th anniversary with special events and, perennial favorite, Family Day at the Menands Farmers Market.

GUEST COMMENTARY: News Jews can use

This guest commentary appears in the Aug. 20 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Tech Valley High makes a move

Regional program prepares for first year at CNSE’s Albany campus

The phones were still off the hook, but Tech Valley High School Principal Dan Liebert could already hear educational opportunities calling area students.

Albany County set to limit tobacco sales

Legislature passes ban on sales at pharmacies; McCoy to hold public hearing

Refilling your prescription medication and stocking up on cigarettes could require two separate stops a year from now.

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Little Sisters say farewell

Independent living center pulls up stakes after 143 years in Albany

On a recent afternoon, volunteers helped the Little Sisters of the Poor clean and remove items from the chapel of an independent living center that has been in Albany for 143 years.

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Family the driving force behind new Latham eatery

Owner of El Charro Mexican Grill says the restaurant business is in her blood

A new restaurant in Latham already has a proven track record in Virginia and Maryland with an owner that grew up in the business.

Sports poll: What fall high school sport are you looking forward to watching in person?

This sports poll question appears in the Aug. 13, 20 and 27 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

EDITORIAL: A proactive approach

This editorial appears in the Aug. 20 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

LETTER: Casino thoughts in verse

This letter to the editor appears in the Aug. 20 edition of the Colonie Spotlight.

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Their time to shine

Adult gymnasts prepare for first performance at STRIDE fundraiser

A group of adult gymnasts are getting a chance to show the public what they can do and help others at the same time.

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How to pay for your child’s college education

Spotlight on Finance

When we talk about the cost of college education and student loan debt, we often talk in terms of rising tuition rates and the total amount of money borrowed by recent graduates. We do this for good cause: the cost of college is becoming unaffordable for too many students, and the average amount of debt — $29,400 per borrower, according to the Institute for College Access & Success — is a heavy burden for our youngest workers. Rarely do we talk about the student loan debt shared by parents, but we should because it’s significant.

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Second round for soccer complex

Change in special use options means approval more likely

Afrim Nezaj will once again go before the Colonie zoning board to get approval for a proposed soccer complex on Watervliet Shaker Road, a site adjacent to the Memory Gardens cemetery, and a change in the process makes it more likely he will succeed this time.

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Mabee, it’s time for a visit

Annual craft fair gives visitors a look into local history in Schenectady County

For more than a decade, the Schenectady County Historical Society has brought crafters, artisans and visitors to its historic site along the banks of the Mohawk River in Rotterdam Junction for the annual Mabee Farm Arts and Crafts Festival.

Back To School Resources

This appears in Spotlight Newspapers' Back To School special section.

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Nanotech interns tackle tough questions

CSNE summer program allows students to get hands-on research experience

Nearly 60 students worked one-on-one with SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering professors over the past 10 weeks to gain hands-on experience.

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